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Drugged Driving and Mandatory Diversion Programs

The state of North Carolina has a diversion program available for anyone facing drug charges, including possession charges, which may be considered part of a DWI case. This program allows a person to have their felony or misdemeanor drug charges dismissed altogether if they qualify and agree to the terms of the program. This can allow for lesser sentences and an opportunity to avoid a drug charge going on a criminal record.

If you’ve been charged with a drug-related DWI, one option available to you to reduce your charges may be entering into the diversion program. For more information about this program and your eligibility, contact Raleigh DWI lawyer Jim Black today at 919-600-4609.

What Happens with a Diversion Program?

Many states are recognizing the benefit of offering defendants an option of enrolling in a diversion program to avoid a criminal record or full criminal sentencing. In North Carolina, a drug diversion program is an option for first-time offenders charged with drug possession. If a person joins the diversion program, they will be required to follow these guidelines:

  • Attend education and addiction services
  • Avoid criminal situations
  • Pay for any damages or injuries caused by their actions
  • Attend meetings with a case manager

While this program offers several benefits, the penalties for failing to finish program can be strict. This may include criminal punishments, such as jail, or heavy fines.

Contact Us

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence of drugs, we can discuss your options with you and help you pursue the best course of action. To discuss your case, contact Raleigh DWI attorney Jim Black by calling 919-600-4609 today.


"Jim, I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for me. I am very happy about the outcome and would recommend you to anyone and everyone who has a DUI case. Two things that stuck out the most is your patience and honesty, you wanted the best for me and that was obvious."

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Raleigh, NC 27601

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